If you've been around a year or more, you probably know that Palm Sunday is one of my favorite holidays. I've written this post in previous years, and this one, too. I couldn't pass up another opportunity to share my love of this day with you all, even though this post comes a day late, so I … Continue reading Victory Came Through Defeat: Palm Sunday Sonnet
In my heart of hearts, I want to live each moment so that, whenever my end comes, I can face this final defeat as my greatest victory, the triumph of crossing the finish line of a race run well, to reach Your arms, see Your face, and hear You say, "Well done."
O! The marvelous mystery! I in You, and You in me. Love stronger than kin, Bound closer than skin, We are inseparable. (Romans 8:31-39)
Wrestling in the dark with unbelief, Hiding from your eyes my sins so base. I was born clutching a fig leaf, A broken image alive in disgrace. In a world of sinners I am the chief. Your halls of light I would only efface With my unclean presence, however brief. You call to me, and … Continue reading Fig Leaf
Your heart's set on a few short years With gifts to buy and family to call What happens when the Son appears? On an average night to angels' cheers God wrapped Himself in child's flesh in a dirty stall Your heart's set on a few short years Chasing the best, perfect careers Someday your name … Continue reading A Few Short Years: A Christmas Villanelle
Is faith a lofty pragmatism a one-time-buy insurance policy a spoiled child an "I asked once don't make me ask again" Or is faith an ocean tide an interminably persistent sibling a ceaseless alarm an "I know you hear and you better believe I'm not going away?" Yesterday I spent six hours talking about prayer … Continue reading What is Faith?
Give Me You Give me not knowledge, nor wisdom, nor cunning; Give me only knowledge of You, wisdom to seek You. Give me not riches, nor costly clothes, nor flawless features; Give me only the wealth of Your worth, clothe me in Your righteousness. Give me not a mansion of forty rooms, nor an expensive … Continue reading Give Me You
My question of the day is: Who is it that spreads this rumor that when you grow up, you'll know what you're supposed to be doing with your life? I'm starting to think whoever they are, they're really, really wrong. When you're young, everyone says, "Graduate high school, go to college, get your degree, and … Continue reading Post-College Life and Free Fall
The light shone out of emptiness, The void turned into space; From dirt and sea sprung life And the stars up in heaven sang. The Father loves His Son And wanted to give Him a Bride. The youth of love was marred too soon. Paradise was shattered. There's a garden with an angel Standing guard … Continue reading The Story of a Bride
Change has never been easy for me, and still isn't. When something big changes, I become a tumultuous emotional wreck, and react in extremes. Recently, that means vacillating between "my life is meaningless and I'll never do anything worthwhile" and "I'm going to drop everything and travel everywhere and move to the farthest away place I … Continue reading Never Forsaken